Crown completes cross-examination of accused Fredericton mass shooter
The Crown completed its cross-examination of the Fredericton mass-shooter today after suggesting to the accused he knew killing four people in Fredericton two years ago was wrong.
Prosecutor Jill Knee pressed the defendant on the events of Aug. 10, 2018, when Donnie Robichaud, Bobbie Lee Wright, and Fredericton Police constables Robb Costello, and Sarah Burns were shot and killed in the parking lot of an apartment complex.
The defendant, who is charged with four counts of first-degree murder, told jurors he believed he was shooting demons coming to kill him, and didn't know that killing them was wrong.
He broke down on the witness stand and said he was "so sorry to the families.''
The defence has admitted their client shot the victims, but is trying to prove that he should be found not criminally responsible because of a mental disorder.
Justice Larry Landry dismissed the jury for the rest of the day and told them tomorrow's witness may be the last of the trial.
(This Canadian Press article has been edited by Bell Media staff to remove any reference to the shooter's name)